Gov. Rick Scott's Obamacare-bashing ad campaign over Medicare Advantage cuts has given the Florida Democratic Party the opportunity to play a familiar tune in this press release:
Rick Scott is best known to Floridians, Americans, and federal investigators as the CEO of Columbia/HCA, a hospital company fined $1.7 billion dollars for defrauding Medicare. Rick Scott attacking anyone about taking money from Medicare is the height of hypocrisy.
"Maybe Rick Scott should stick to pleading the fifth when discussing Medicare. Rick Scott is saying Democrats are committing Medicare robbery, when in fact he's the ultimate Medicare thief. He lost the right to accuse Democrats of raiding Medicare when he oversaw the largest Medicare fraud in the nation's history. Rick Scott's company stole money that should have gone to health care for seniors," said Florida Democratic Party spokesman Joshua Karp.
"The fact is that Medicare advantage was supposed to save taxpayers' money, and now it's costing them more than classic Medicare. The savings in the new health care law are being invested right back into our health care.
"Rick Scott's desperate attacks are laughable. And so are his attempts to pretend he's fighting for Florida's seniors."